[mythtv-users] TV playback size

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 02:28:14 UTC 2007

> Hi
> I have a possile solution. Sis your preious frontend run on a screen
> outputting a widescreen resolution?
> It sounds like the system is recieving the channel in widescreen and is
> therefore showing it in letterbox on your current screen which is
> currently setup in non widescreen resolution. 1024x768 is a 4:3 non
> widescreen btw.
> The easiest way I found was to launch mythfrontend. Then select
> Utilities/Setup, Then Setup, Then TV Settings, Then Playback. Now on the
> ascreen that pops up just before the last entry there is an option
> called Aspect Overide Change thois to 4/3 and it should solve your problem.
> Regards

Thanks for the suggestion. The picture that's showing up is the
correct 4:3 ratio, it's just showing smaller than it should be. I'm
having some trouble getting my video card to do a widescreen mode so
I'm just going to start with a normal mode that I know works.

The GUI is showing up the correct size, it's just the TV that's zoomed
out almost. I tried changing to 800x600 to see if that would help but
the video still ends up the same size, zoomed out.

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